Three carers plead guilty in Keldgate Manor Care Home case

26/04/2016

Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden have pleaded guilty to neglecting an elderly care home resident. The three were caught on camera mocking the vulnerable old lady, and were sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

Helen Wheatley, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said:

"This was a deeply distressing case, in which a vulnerable, elderly lady was cruelly mocked and made fun of by those charged with her care.  This lady and her family had every right to expect that she would be treated with care, dignity and respect.  Her three carers profoundly abused this trust.  I hope the fact that these three defendants have now pleaded guilty is of some comfort to her family.  This prosecution emphasises that this type of cruel behaviour, especially when perpetrated against one so vulnerable will not be tolerated in our society."

Sentences

Priestley
Community Order 12 months.  Unpaid work 240 hours. Curfew 9pm to 7am.
Hinchsliff
Community Order 12 months.  Unpaid work 200 hours.  1500 compensation
Snowden
Community Order 12 months.  Unpaid work 200 hours  1500 compensation